A Samsung extended warranty is probably not necessary unless a consumer wants peace of mind, according to U.S. News and World Report. Even then, consumers should check the fine print on their extended warranties to ensure they are entitled to the coverage they think they are.
If a consumer can pay for a replacement item or a big repair out of pocket, an extended warranty becomes even less necessary. The regular warranty is often good enough, and pitfalls of extended warranties include their expense, fine-print loopholes, products that decline in value and the relatively low likelihood that the warranties become necessary. Some cash-back credit cards also agree to double the length of the regular warranty.